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Date set for autumn 2017 Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced that the government will publish its autumn Budget on Wednesday, 22 November.   The autumn Budget will set out the government’s plans for the economy ba...

2017-09-20

European vehicle manufacturers set car and van CO2 2030 emission reduction targets

European vehicle manufacturers have proposed a 20% carbon dioxide (CO2) cut in car emissions by 2030 and a 13% cut in van emissions by the same date, compared with their 2021 new registration fleet average.   Man...

2017-09-20

One in three UK businesses slow to adopt new technology

Almost a third of businesses (31%) admit being slow to adopt technological innovations, according to a new study conducted among senior managers in 400 companies with five employees or more by TomTom Telematics.   ...

2017-09-20

BVRLA calls for ‘progressive company car tax regime’ to stop high CO2 PCH opt out

The government has been urged to introduce a “progressive company car tax regime” that does not encourage employees to opt into personal contract hire schemes and selecting vehicles with higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emis...

2017-09-20

Fleet managers back Clean Air Zones, but want further EV recharging investment

Fleet managers are largely supportive of the introduction of more Clean Air Zones to UK cities, but are concerned about investment in the UK’s electric vehicle infrastructure to support the running of alternatively-fuell...

2017-09-20

Brake backs 20mph urban speed limit in Scotland

A proposal for a bill to replace the current 30mph default speed limit on restricted roads in built-up areas with a 20mph limit in Scotland has won the support of road safety charity Brake   The charity has issue...

2017-09-20

ProVision launches fleet risk assessment tool

ProVision has launched a fleet risk assessment tool for commercial fleet operators, to provide insights on how to improve safety and reduce risk.   The new Fleet Risk Assessment Tool is available, free of charg...

2017-09-20

Motorists demand end to ‘self-policing’ by private parking industry

The RAC is backing MP Sir Greg Knight’s private member’s bill to tackle rogue private parking companies head on by introducing better regulation to protect motorists, as research showed overwhelming support for such pr...

2017-09-20

Growth in online retail sales fuels demand and prices of 3.5 tonne panel vans, says SVA

The 3.5 tonne panel van market is already showing signs of “hotting up” prior to the anticipated growth in online retail sales this Christmas, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA).   Following two rec...

2017-09-20

Jaama launches game-changing app delivering huge fleet and driver benefits

Fleet innovation-focused Jaama has launched a game-changing smartphone app delivering benefits to fleet managers thanks to ‘auto-triggering’, as well as simplifying tasks for drivers.   Unlike other apps, ‘...

2017-09-20

UK introduction of E10 petrol can helps meet transport carbon targets

The availability of E10 petrol - a biofuel made up of 90% regular unleaded and 10% ethanol - would be one of the most cost-effective means of rapidly reducing carbon emissions from road transport currently available to the...

2017-09-20

BMW, Mercedes, VW and Ogilvie Fleet celebrate multiple successes at industry Awards

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Ogilvie Fleet were the big winners at trade publication BusinessCar’s first-ever awards evening.   The BusinessCar Awards are actually in their 11th year and the event saw BM...

2017-09-20

Arval expands Outsourcing Solutions to meet fleet customer demand

Arval, which claims to be the European leader in multi-brand company vehicle leasing, is enhancing its outsourcing solutions.   Arval has invested in completely redesigning Arval Outsourcing Solutions around th...

2017-09-20

Toll charges to be cut at Severn Crossings on the road to abolition

The government has announced the schedule for abolishing toll charges on the Crossings across the River Severn linking England and Wales.   The Crossings will revert to Government control on 8 January, 2018, aft...

2017-09-20

Volkswagen Crafters make light work of the coffee run for Pelican Rouge

Pelican Rouge, a European leader in coffee roasting and solutions, has taken delivery of 62 Volkswagen Crafter vans.   In selected the vans, the company said it recognised the model’s reliability and Volkswagen...

2017-09-20

Ex-fleet and lease car values hit record levels at BCA

Used car values in the fleet and lease sector improved by an average £48 in August to a record £10,534, equivalent to a 0.4% rise, according to the latest data from remarketing giant BCA.      I...

2017-09-20

Samworth Brothers scoops double honours at FTA Driver of the Year 2017

Drivers from Samworth Brothers Supply Chain are holding a double celebration, after winning two major transport awards.   Thomas Kent achieved overall first place in the Freight Transpor...

2017-09-20

Inspect Any Car appoints VQS to support launch of new vehicle inspection service

Vehicle Quality Solutions (VQS) has been appointed as the vehicle inspection partner for a new service for drivers and fleet managers that is claimed to dramatically reduce end of lease return charges.   Inspect ...

2017-09-20

Addison Lee unlocks 20% tyre bill saving with Michelin

Business class car service Addison Lee, which operates the UK’s largest passenger car fleet, has reduced its annual tyre bill by 20% after adopting a Michelin CrossClimate+ policy, managed by Universal Tyre and Autocentr...

2017-09-20

Zenith appoints Lord Rose as chairman

Former Marks & Spencer boss Lord Stuart Rose has become chairman of vehicle leasing and fleet management company Zenith.   Lord Rose will juggle the position on top of his roles as chairman of online grocer ...

2017-09-20

‘Dirty’ diesel worse for the planet than petrol cars reveals new study

A new study shows that diesel cars not only pollute the air but also emit more climate-change emissions (CO2) than petrol cars.   The study by campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E), which has been ...

2017-09-20

New PHEV analysis raises doubts over suitability for fleet operations

New data from mileage audit and fuel expense management specialist TMC highlights the “worryingly-high fuel consumption and emissions in real-world driving” of plug-in hybrids raising doubts as to their suitability for...

2017-09-20

RGVA publishes free vehicle graphics guide to help prevent costly mistakes for fleets

Vehicle graphics specialist RGVA has created a free guide to vinyl wrapping that could potentially save businesses thousands of pounds, by helping them avoid sub-standard livery applications and second-rate workmanship. ...

2017-09-20

Bayer outsources management of UK fleet to Fleet Logistics

Life sciences company Bayer has outsourced the management of its UK fleet of 450 cars to fleet management specialist Fleet Logistics.   Fleet Logistics already manages around 3,400 cars across Europe on Bayer...

2017-09-20

LeasePlan joins EV100 initiative and speeds up employee transition to electric mobility

Global vehicle leasing and fleet management company LeasePlan has become a founding partner of EV100, a new major worldwide transport initiative designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles among corporate compan...

2017-09-20

Prestige Fleet Servicing launches ‘grey fleet’ driver service

Prestige Fleet Servicing has launched an online service for ‘grey fleet’ drivers and other motorists which is claimed to offer many of the benefits normally provided for company car drivers.   Using the them...

2017-09-20

Admiral and NWS confirm partnership for van automotive glazing services

Insurer Admiral has selected Nationwide Windscreen Services (NWS), on an exclusive basis and for a three-year term, to provide automotive glazing services for its van book of business.   Admiral identified NWS a...

2017-09-20

MaaS Scotland launched to promote smarter travel

A new organisation has been launched to support companies and organisations engaged in the development of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in Scotland   Officially launched this week by Technology Scotland and Scot...

2017-09-20

Manheim smashes summertime van records with average value price surge

Vehicle remarketing giant Manheim set new records in August with a 10.5% year-on-year increase in average van sale values.   Manheim’s average van selling price rose to £5,192, despite average damage...

2017-09-20

Brake forecast to be applied to UK new car sales in 2018

The brake is forecast to be applied to UK new car and van sales in 2018 marking the end of five years of strong sales growth fuelled by cheap financing deals, according to a new report by Euler Hermes, the world’s leadin...

2017-09-20

Ford Transit Custom is the smart choice for SSE meter fitters

Energy giant SSE has switched on to the Ford Transit Custom as the preferred workhorse for its army of smart meter installers, with 507 specially equipped examples joining its fleet.   The first of the liveried T...

2017-09-20

Alphabet publishes a driver’s guide to smart motorways

Business mobility specialist Alphabet has published a driver’s guide to smart motorways.   By 2020 there will be nearly 500 miles of smart motorway in the UK, more than double that compared to 2015.   ...

2017-09-20

DriveElectric launches initiative for EV drivers to sell electricity to energy market

DriveElectric, a UK provider of leased ultra-low emission vehicles, has launched a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) service for electric vehicle drivers, both at home and at the workplace.   V2G charging equipment allows el...

2017-09-20

Bank of Ireland buys Marshall Leasing in £42.5m deal

Bank of Ireland has bought Marshall Leasing, which is focused on the SME sector and has a fleet of in excess of 6,000 vehicles, in a £42.5 million deal from Marshall Motor Holdings.   On completion of the deal, ...

2017-09-27

Chancellor receives Budget company car tax hike warning from BVRLA

Continuing increases in company car benefit-in-kind tax will mean a “rapid decline” in employee take-up of the ‘perk’, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has warned the government.   ...

2017-09-27

LeasePlan publishes new fleet funding and tax guide to help managers overcome change

LeasePlan has published its annual fleet funding and taxation guide covering a range of key issues that fleet managers must grapple with.   The 2017 ‘Comprehensive Guide to Funding and Taxation’, which is pu...

2017-09-27

Dyson to launch first electric car by 2020

Dyson, best known for its vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, is to develop and build in the UK an electric car with the vehicle destined to go on sale by 2020.   Billionaire entrepreneur James Dyson has confirmed t...

2017-09-27

Iveco Daily’s unrivalled payload capacity seals the deal for N D Brown

N D Brown, which specialises in supplying vehicles to the utility, civil engineering, municipal and highway maintenance sectors, has taken delivery of six Iveco Daily 7.2-tonne chassis cabs from Stoke-on-Trent-based dealer...

2017-09-27

Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit

A hard-core of motorists still admit to flouting the law by habitually using their handheld phones while driving despite penalties for the offence being doubled on 1 March, new RAC research has found.   In Septem...

2017-09-27

SEAT appoints Martin Gray as new contract hire and leasing manager

SEAT UK has appointed Martin Gray as the new contract hire and leasing manager for the North within its burgeoning fleet team.   An internal appointment from within the Volkswagen Group, Mr Gray’s new role wil...

2017-09-27

Ex-fleet and lease van values go into reverse after long period of stability

Average values for ex-fleet and lease light commercial vehicles fell by £124 (1.7%) in August at remarketing giant BCA having been essentially static for the previous three months.     Taking a longer...

2017-09-27

Ogilvie Group expands fleet presence with acquisition of Active Auto Solutions

Ogilvie Group, the parent company of Ogilvie Fleet, has acquired privately-owned Active Auto Solutions for an undisclosed sum.   Formed in February 2007 with year-on-year growth, Lincoln-headquartered Active Auto...

2017-09-27

Lights shine on SolarFrame deal with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

SolarFrame Direct, a family-owned business specialising in PVC-u windows, doors, conservatories and solid roofs, has taken delivery of eight new Volkswagen Crafter panel vans and five Caddy panel vans.   Since i...

2017-09-27

End of the road for Uber in London as licence will not be renewed

Uber will no longer be able to operate in London after the licensing authority denied the company’s request to renew its operating licence.   However, a lengthy court battle looks set to ensue as Uber immediat...

2017-09-27

Supermarket launch new fuel pump price war with 2p a litre cuts

A supermarket-led fuel pump price war has started after Asda cut the price of petrol by 2p per litre and that of diesel by 1p a litre. All other major supermarkets immediately followed Asda’s lead   Commenting...

2017-09-27

Aquaflow ‘goes for gold’ with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Multi-faceted Aquaflow Services has celebrated the arrival of its 100th Mercedes-Benz van by wrapping the landmark vehicle in shimmering gold.   To set the seal on this significant milestone, Kent-based Aquaflow...

2017-09-27

VRA seminar to focus on 2018 ‘challenges’ facing used car and van sectors

A major free seminar on ‘The Challenges of 2018’ facing the used car and van sectors is to be held by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA), which represents organisations involved in the buying, selling and prepar...

2017-09-27

Daimler Fleet Management raises its service game with new appointments

Daimler Fleet Management (DFM) has strengthened its offering to UK customers by recruiting four sales specialists.   Their arrivals come as DFM continues to expand its multi-brand contract hire and leasing servi...

2017-09-27

Online remarketing company CD Auction Group acquired by Arctos Holdings

One of the UK’s leading online vehicle auction companies, CD Auctions, has been acquired by Arctos Holdings, owners of SMH Fleet Solutions and Hudson Kapel for an undisclosed sum.   The deal follows Actos Ho...

2017-09-27

Leasys UK passes the 10,000 vehicles on fleet mark

Leasys UK is celebrating after passing the 10,000 figure for the number of vehicles currently on its fleet.   Leasys UK, the contract hire company of FCA Bank (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Bank), said it had seen ...

2017-09-27

Business development expert Rick Wilson joins CBVC

CBVC, the Staffordshire-based fleet management and leasing specialist, has appointed Rick Wilson as business development manager.   Mr Wilson has joined from Logical Vehicle Management, where he spent nine years in ...

2017-09-27

ICFM ‘big data’ masterclass: final places available for fleet decision-makers

Fleet decision-makers have been urged to book the final available places for next week’s ICFM Masterclass focusing on ‘big data’, which is rapidly transforming the long-established fleet management model.   ...

2017-09-27

Chevin reports 21% global business growth

Global fleet management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions has confirmed a 21% global business growth in the past 12 months.   Attributed to a number of key activities and initiatives including significan...

2017-09-27

Future of independent garages at stake over Brexit data threat

Independent garages could lose access to information and data needed to repair vehicles as a result of Brexit threatening the sector’s future, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has warned.   The motor ...

2017-09-27

Firms need to ensure drivers carry out vehicle walkaround checks, says FleetCheck

Fleets need to ensure that drivers are carrying out walkaround checks on their company vehicles, warns FleetCheck.   The fleet software specialist says that it is seeing increasing evidence that more and more drivers...

2017-09-27

Police data reveals 30% increase in stolen vehicles in three years

Vehicle theft is accelerating after years of decline as thieves becomes more adept at defeating sophisticated technology-based anti-theft systems designed by motor manufacturers.   The number of vehicles stolen i...

2017-09-27

Breakwell takes the wheel as AA CEO after sacking of executive chairman

Simon Breakwell has been appointed permanent chief executive officer of the AA in succession to former boss Bob Mackenzie, who was sacked earlier this year for “gross misconduct” after he assaulted a colleague on a com...

2017-09-27

Activate Group expands fleet presence with RVM Assist acquisition

Halifax-based Activate Group has made its fourth acquisition of 2017 by bringing RVM Assist into the business.   Established in 1998, Leeds-based RVM Assist specialises in managing and reducing driver risk on beh...

2017-09-27

Changes to minimum medical standards for drivers with cardiovascular diseases

From 1 January 2018 new minimum medical standards for drivers who have cardiovascular diseases will come into force. This affects both Group 1 and Group 2 (vocational) drivers and is the result of European Commission Directiv...

2017-09-29

Mercedes-Benz launches PRO Adapter to deliver fleet manager access to van data

Mercedes-Benz Vans has launched PRO Adapter for its Vito and Sprinter models to enable fleet managers to access a raft of vehicle information.   When inserted into the service port in the vehicle, the adapt...

2017-10-05

Fleets urged to standardise AEB on vehicles to save lives

Fleets chiefs as well as private motorists have been urged to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB being fitted when they buy their next new vehicle - a measure which could save hundreds of lives on our roads. &n...

2017-10-05

Improving at-work driving safety has key role in road casualty reduction

The number of people killed in road traffic collisions last year was 1,792, up 4% since 2015 (1,730) and the highest annual total since 2011 prompting concerted calls from safety campaigners for renewed action to drive dow...

2017-10-05

New report calls for charge infrastructure strategy to accelerate shift to electric vehicles

A rapid shift to electric vehicles is possible in the UK but a clear government strategy on charging point roll-out is needed, according to a new report.   Publication of the report, ‘Forward View’ by the Ren...

2017-10-05

FSGB’S partnership approach delivers £100,000 fleet saving to Stannah

Robust management of fleet maintenance costs across the van fleet operated by Stannah has delivered a saving of more than £100,000 despite a 32% increase in the number of vehicles operated.   Stannah, the inde...

2017-10-05

Strong used vehicle demand reported across BCA’s Scottish network

Vehicle remarketing giant BCA has reported strong demand across its Scottish network throughout September, with sales records set at its centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Livingston and Kinross.   Glasgow set a new...

2017-10-05

Ogilvie launches standalone rental division as demand for short-term hire accelerates

A continuing boom in short-term hire business has led to Ogilvie Fleet launching Ogilvie Rental as a standalone division within the multi award-winning contract hire and leasing company.   In recent years Ogilvie...

2017-10-05

Alphabet crowned ‘Best Car Scheme Provider’ at benefits awards

Mobility and fleet leasing experts Alphabet (GB) won the ‘Best Car Scheme Provider’ in the 2017 Workplace Savings & Benefits Awards.   Among the room of HR directors and senior procurement professionals, ...

2017-10-05

Volkswagen seals van deal with SD Sealants

A new agreement between Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and one of the UK’s leading sealants and cosmetic repairs contractor, SD Sealants, will see the company take on 30 new Transporter vans over the next three years. ...

2017-10-05

Keeping businesses moving - Mercedes launches van fleet safe compliance software

Mercedes-Benz Vans has teamed up with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and FleetCheck to provide Fleet Safe compliance software for small to medium fleets.   Fleet Safe is an online software platform and ...

2017-10-05

Mercedes-Benz vans are pitch perfect for Findley Roofing

High-flying Findley Roofing & Building is poised to set the seal on the transformation of its van fleet to Mercedes-Benz.   The company is based in Washington, Tyne and Wear, and is already running 26 vehicl...

2017-10-05

RAC launches ‘click and fit’ tyre service

RAC has launched a “competitively priced” online tyre buying and free next-day fitting service.   It features a comprehensive range of quality tyres from leading manufacturers such as Bridgestone, Continenta...

2017-10-05

National Windscreens expands ADAS education programme

National Windscreens has continued to expand the scope of its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology development and education programme by joining forces with two of the automotive sector’s most influentia...

2017-10-05

Fleet operators and van drivers’ business confidence undermined by uncertainty

The confidence and optimism of Britain’s van drivers, owners and operators has taken a knock since the European Union referendum and general election, according to the new Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Barometer.   ...

2017-10-05

Nissan appoints new sales director

Nissan Motor (GB) has appointed Andrew Sellars as its UK sales director. He replaces Darren Payne who has been appointed to the position of sales director for Nissan’s Middle East Region, based in Dubai, and responsible ...

2017-10-05

Car data experts call for calm over used diesel car values

Vehicle data expert CAP HPI has called for ‘calm’ over sensational claims made about the used values of diesel vehicles. Recent press reports have claimed that some models have dropped by more than 25% in the last t...

2017-10-05

Brake recognises the best of the best at annual Fleet Safety Awards

Road safety charity Brake has recognised organisations and individuals for their contribution to improving the safety of at-work drivers, at its annual Fleet Safety Awards.   Winners were announced at a ceremony ...

2017-10-05

Aston Barclay’s new 18-acre ‘mega’ auction centre opens with 250-car launch sale

Aston Barclay’s new 18-acre Donington Park Mega Centre auction has opened with what is claimed to be one of the most technologically advanced new physical auctions anywhere in Europe.   North West Leicestershir...

2017-10-05

GDPR raises satnav and phone data issue for vehicle remarketing companies

Satellite navigation address records and Bluetooth phone information stored on used cars and vans are set to create a headache for remarketing companies with the arrival of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) next ye...

2017-10-05

Economic uncertainty driving demand for medium term rental, says Meridian

Increasing levels of economic uncertainty are starting to drive higher demand for medium term rental, according to Meridian Vehicle Solutions.   Businesses wary of committing to a standard three to four- year company...

2017-10-05

Alphabet launches fleet manager guide to reducing LCV downtime

Vehicle leasing and fleet management company Alphabet has published a guide to reducing light commercial vehicle (LCV) downtime, which it claims could cost a business hundreds of pounds a day.   The guide suggest...

2017-10-05

New fleet guide from TMC addresses ‘real-world’ fuel consumption issues

TMC, Europe’s leading mileage audit and fuel expense management specialist, is offering a free guide to employing ‘real world’ fuel consumption data to improve fleet budget forecasts and cost management.   ...

2017-10-05

Fuel prices rise for the third consecutive month but RAC welcomes new cut

The cost of fuel rose for the third consecutive month in September despite the wholesale price of petrol falling 6p a litre.   Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows the average cost of a litre of unleade...

2017-10-05

LeasePlan launches new benchmarking tool to improve fleet risk management

Benchmarking is a key fleet risk management strategy with an estimated three million company cars on the roads and a third likely to be involved in an accident each year, according to LeasePlan UK.   More than 17...

2017-10-05

ICFM Masterclass at Fleet Management Live

ICFM held it latest Masterclass at this week’s Fleet Management Live event. We highlight the key issues raised below,   ‘Big data’ puts fleet and travel management on collision course to an efficient futur...

2017-10-05

Public nervous about intelligent cars taking control from drivers

Half (50%) of Britons are concerned about future driver-assistance technologies taking too much control away from the driver. That compares with just one in five (20%) who are unconcerned.   Around two-thi...

2017-10-05

Public charge points failings put electric car revolution at risk

Potential purchasers of electric cars tempted by the benefits of quickly-improving battery capacity might still hesitate if the public charge point network doesn’t keep pace with changing technology.   While ...

2017-10-05

Don’t catch van flu! ATS tells operators to vaccinate against winter downtime

ATS Euromaster is urging operators of Britain’s four million vans to ensure their vehicles don’t get a bad case of winter weather-related downtime, with a £20 multi-point van check designed to help immunise against ...

2017-10-05

Collision Avoidance Technology Demonstrations

In-vehicle collision avoidance technology, also known as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) has been proven to reduce road collisions and vehicle damage. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for example, can reduce ...

2017-10-06

MPs join forces to re-launch joint air quality inquiry into government plans

Four House of Commons committees have teamed up to scrutinise the government’s plans to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution on public health and the environment.   The Environment Food and Rural Affairs...

2017-10-11

Fleets must be on their guard over removal of vehicle OBD-II Port and GDPR impact

Fleet managers have been warned to be wary of signing up to long-term telematics contracts that require the ‘plug and play’ technology to be plugged into vehicles’ onboard diagnostic-II (OBD) port, which are shortly ...

2017-10-11

New UK air pollution figures reveal shocking lack of emission reduction progress

New official air pollution figures reveal the government has failed to make any progress in bringing down the number of illegally polluted regions across the UK in the 18 months after a court ordered ministers to do so, it...

2017-10-11

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles appoints new head of fleet

David Hanna has been appointed to the role of head of fleet for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. He replaces Chris Black who left the brand earlier this month to pursue interests outside the Volkswagen Group.   Mr...

2017-10-11

Government’s four-year MoT change proposal could cause road deaths

Controversial planned changes to the MoT test would increase the number of unsafe vehicles on Britain’s roads, according to government figures obtained by consumer motoring site HonestJohn.co.uk.   The governme...

2017-10-11

Expanding Fleet Assist wins new contracts as it breaks through 800,000-vehicle mark

Fleet Assist, the supply chain management specialist for the UK fleet, leasing and rental industry, has seen the number of company cars and vans passing through its garage network break through the 800,000 mark after winni...

2017-10-11

Pets At Home achieve Van Excellence with r2c Online

Pets At Home has joined r2c Online, using the best practice compliance platform and pre-use check app to help them achieve accreditation to the Freight Transport Association managed Van Excellence scheme.   With ...

2017-10-11

Marston’s raises a toast to Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

One of the UK’s top pub businesses and a leading brewer of premium cask and bottled beers is calling time on its long-established, mixed-marque van fleet after deciding to work towards an all-Mercedes-Benz line-up. &n...

2017-10-11

Brake goes on new car registrations as business confidence declines

New car registrations fell for the sixth consecutive month in September - down 9.3% to 426,170 units from a record 469,696 12 months previously - according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)...

2017-10-11

Fleet MPG Marathon reveals ‘most remarkable’ results in event’s history

The most remarkable results in the history of the Fleet World/ALD Automotive MPG Marathon were recorded at this year’s event, according to organisers, including the highest ever figure for a diesel car and a petrol-engine...

2017-10-11

London Mayor urges vehicle makers to compensate for toxic diesels

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is calling on vehicle manufacturers to contribute to his Air Quality Fund in recognition of the “negative impacts” their diesel vehicles have on air quality and public health in the capital. ...

2017-10-11

New calls for cut in drink-drive limit as breathalyser device marks 50 years of use

Renewed calls have been made for the drink-drive limit in England and Wales to be reduced - along with an increase in ‘visible policing’ - as the breathalyser device marks 50 years of use by UK police.   IAM...

2017-10-11

Epyx offering audit trail to prove ADAS safety recalibration for fleets

Epyx is offering a new service that allows fleets to create an audit trail for recalibration of any Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) fitted to their cars or vans.   ADAS covers a wide range of safety technol...

2017-10-11

Diesel no longer the default option for corporate travel, says Venson

Diesel is no longer the default option for business journeys, but it does have its place alongside future newer alternatives, according to Venson Automotive Solutions. The vehicle leasing and fleet management company ha...

2017-10-11

London Mayor told to cut car use to tackle pollution, congestion and health challenges

An independent commission of transport and environment experts has put pressure on the Mayor of London to be bold on reducing car use across the capital, to tackle the city’s ‘chronic’ air pollution, congestion and he...

2017-10-11

Employers recognise divorce and separation as leading risk to mental health

A nationwide evaluation of the impact of divorce and separation on employees has started with the aim of helping major employers come to grips with a risk to productivity still regarded as taboo by many HR and wellbeing pr...

2017-10-11

RAC, Europ Assistance, Falck, and VHD announce the creation of ERA Automotive

A new alliance created to enhance global coverage, unrivalled levels of technical expertise and customer experience in road services, has been formed by bringing together the major European road services assistance provide...

2017-10-11

Rental income more than doubles in second year of operation at Meridian

Income has more than doubled during the second year of operation at medium-term rental specialist Meridian, the company has reported.   It now has more than 250 cars on rental at any one time and plans to increase it...

2017-10-11

Mercedes works with Scottish Ambulance Service to improve patient care

The Scottish Ambulance Service has this year added more than 180 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter ambulances to its fleet.   The investment means the majority of the service’s accident and emergency ambulances are less t...

2017-10-11

Key speaker on 2017 Budget added to line-up at VRA seminar

Analysis on the 2017 Budget and what it means for the motor industry - less than 24 hours after its details have been revealed on 22 November by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond - has been added to the Vehicle Re...

2017-10-11

90% of dealers to review vehicle fuel profiles in 2018 amid diesel concern

Almost 90% of dealers plan to review their vehicle fuel profiles in 2018 in response to consumer uncertainties around diesel, according to a survey by Cox Automotive, parent company of remarketing giant Manheim.   ...

2017-10-11